Katana LX by Sanyo can definitely not be termed as a smart phone. If some one was to describe Katana’s physical appearance, the best description would be; a slim phone with mirrored finish and a complete translucent OLED display on the front cover.
In addition to the OLED display, the Katana holds an internal 2.0 inch 65k color LCD, a VGA camera, speakerphone, Bluetooth and integrated GPS system. Apart from its specs and features, the user interface designed is quite good.
The overall performance of the phone and the feedback that its keys provide are also very good. Surprisingly, the factory settings or the default settings are not too bad, as the stored ring tones in Katana sound really pleasant. Also browsing has been made much more convenient.
The best part about the Katana is its ‘My Favourites’ area. The user can configure 12 favourites and the phone comes pre-loaded with Facebook, Sprint Mobile alerts, Bluetooth Devices, My Account, and News as the first five.
Overall, the Katana is a decent effort put up by Sanyo and it is expected that it will be in a tight competition with other brands such as Samsung, LG, and Siemens.